Review of IN THE KEY OF NEW YORK CITY: A MEMOIR OF ESSAYS by Kenyon Review

The subtitle “A Memoir in Essays” suggests that this memoir will follow a nontraditional narrative, and its unexpected movements are part of the reward. The narrative rises and falls with the crescendo of sirens and tumbles into the bass notes of buses. Would-be chapters function like solos. We begin in the middle of things that have no beginning or end but are in concert with one another…

Read more of Amy Wright’s review of Rebecca McClanahan’s memoir IN THE KEY OF NEW YORK CITY: A MEMOIR OF ESSAYS below.

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